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Kamala Beach

Offering a slower, family-friendly alternative to its party-loving neighbors, this beach is something of a hidden gem.

More of a fishing village than a nightclub hotspot, Kamala Beach is characterized by its long stretches of empty sand surrounded by lush forested hills and a chilled-out atmosphere. 

The enclosed bay offers safe swimming all year round. The ocean is completely calm November through April, with the occasional swell May through October. The absence of many of the activities found at other, busier beaches means it’s perfect for families with small children. Watch the kids as they paddle freely without the risk of running into a surfboard, while you sit back and catch some sun. For activity, check out the snorkelling off the north end of the beach November through April. 

Relaxing is the name of the game here. Rent a sun lounger, available near the center of town at the south end of the beach, or throw down a towel and enjoy a wide stretch of sand entirely to yourself. There aren’t any public restrooms, but facilities are available at any of the hotels dotted along the beachfront – just ask. These are also the places to go for a sit-down lunch. If you want to stay on the sand, try one of the street stalls selling traditional Thai dishes such as salads, curries and chicken satay. 

The main part of town is just a few streets back from the glistening water. Here the  streets are lined with shops and street stalls. On Friday nights explore the popular village market selling fresh produce, as well as clothes, DVDs and handicrafts. Locals flock to a twice-weekly market on Kamala Main Road. Head here to sample delicious fresh Thai food and soak up the atmosphere. 

The town comes alive at night thanks to Phuket Fantasea, the island’s biggest Vegas-style spectacular. This theme park has hundreds of performers in elaborate traditional costumes, trapeze artists, performing elephants and a carnival atmosphere, with shopping and dining.

Kamala Beach is on the west coast of Phuket Island, it is five miles (eight kilometers) to the north of Patong Beach, or about a half-hour journey from the International Airport.


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Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach £29
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

118/16 Moo 3, Kamala, Phuket
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    With direct access to the beach, this Kamala hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamala Beach, Phuket Fantasea and Surin Beach. Bang Tao Beach and Patong Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    InterContinental Phuket Resort £116
    InterContinental Phuket Resort

    InterContinental Phuket Resort

    333, 333/3 Moo 3, Kamala, Phuket
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Kamala, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Patong Beach and Chalong Temple are also within 20 mi (32 km).

      Nakatani Villas By Lofty
      Nakatani Villas By Lofty

      Nakatani Villas By Lofty

      6/21 and 6/22 Nakatani Village, Kamala, Phuket
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the beach, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Beach Villa Kamala
        Beach Villa Kamala

        Beach Villa Kamala

        101/5 Kamala Surin Road, Kamala, Phuket
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Kamala villa is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Seaside Beach Resort 17br Sleeps 36 Near Beach
          Seaside Beach Resort 17br Sleeps 36 Near Beach

          Seaside Beach Resort 17br Sleeps 36 Near Beach

          112/4 Moo Tambon Kamala, Amphoe Kathu,, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Kamala, Phuket (province)
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Kamala, this romantic resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Ginis Beach Resort
            Ginis Beach Resort

            Ginis Beach Resort

            112/4 Kamala Beach, Kamala, Phuket
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Kamala, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay £79
              Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

              Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay

              8/18-19 Moo 6, Kamala, Phuket
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Kamala hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Kalim Beach, Patong Beach and Kamala Beach. Bangla Road is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

                Kamala Beachfront Apartment £24
                Kamala Beachfront Apartment

                Kamala Beachfront Apartment

                107/1 Soi police station, Kamala Beach, Kamala, Phuket
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Kamala hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kamala Beach and Phuket Fantasea. Surin Beach and Bang Tao Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).